Who We Are
I have twenty years experience as a registered art psychotherapist. I have also undertaken psychoanalytical training in developmental psychology and become an accredited EMDR practitioner.
EMDR is an in-depth technique used to resolve traumatic experiences and looks into the effects of trauma in the mind and body.
Continuous professional development is a vital component in supporting and enriching my own understanding of the human condition, but most importantly to enhance the quality and benefit of service I can offer to others.
Drawing from my various trainings and extensive experience enables me to pull from a vast resource of approaches tailored to each client.I consider the developmental, emotional and physical needs of the client whilst also being mindful of their cultural heritage.
I have worked across the age range with children and older people. I have been a visiting lecturer on the MSc Art Psychotherapy course at Queen Margaret University and worked with charitable organisations. In my current work as a private practitioner I work with young people and adults.
As a clinical supervisor, I use a predominantly psychodynamic approach and again make use of my other theoretical understanding for in depth work across a range of client groups. I work with both individual and group supervision. This includes the arts, creative and play therapies.
Alongside academic and therapeutic training I have devoted time to image making in my practice as an artist. As an art therapist I aim to cultivate the creative process of authentic mark making as a way towards healing and self understanding for the client.
MFA Art,Society and Publics
Post Grad Dip Art Therapy
Post Grad Dip Therapeutic Skills with Children and Young People
EMDR Accredited Practitioner
Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
Accredited by British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT)
BAAT listed supervisor and Private Practitioner